FAQs

What Wind Speeds will an Awning Withstand?

This is a very difficult question to answer as there are so many factors involved with wind in the real world outside. Most higher specification awnings will have a wind rating based on km/h or the Beaufort scale but of course no one is ever really monitoring the wind speed in their back garden or patio.

Continue reading →

The general do’s and dont’s of operating a patio awning

With a retractable self supporting awning there are some general rules to stick to with daily usage.

Continue reading →

What happens to a retractable awning in strong winds or a storm?

Retractable awnings should always be closed when not in use and certainly if you are leaving your home. However if they are left out in a storm, there is always a solution if the awning is electrically operated…
Continue reading →

How do I fit an awning if we have downpipes in the way?

Rainwater downpipes are of course present on almost every house and when they are in the line of where an awning is required you usually have 2 options.
Continue reading →

What do the spreader or gutter brackets look like?

We find most people worry unnecessarily about these extra brackets as when they are required then there really is no alternative and the trouble is most people look at them in complete isolation and not the whole installation with the awning. They will not be seen after a short time as they blend in.
Continue reading →

What sizes are the retractable patio awnings available in?

Most of the retractable patio awnings we offer are available in any sizes, made to order, up to the maximum width for each model.
Continue reading →

How much are the retractable patio awnings?

The size range and options we supply are vast so this cannot be answered easily and all our awnings are made to order in terms of size, colour, and fabric selection for the cover. Some basic information is needed to obtain a price…
Continue reading →

Can I use a Patio Awning in the rain?

The simple rule of thumb is common sense but to use a retractable awning in the rain the awning it should be installed with the fabric cover set at a minimum pitch of 14 degrees
Continue reading →

What are the electrical requirements for a patio awning?

For a normal retractable patio awning the electrical requirement is minimal
Continue reading →

What makes an awning waterproof ?

The superb fabrics on the top quality patio awnings have a highly impressive water resistance level.   If the awning is correctly pitched at 14 degrees the awning will cope with rainfall commensurate with weather conditions for the awning’s standard classification of wind class 2, Beaufort 5, 17-23mph.
Continue reading →

Next Page »